Definition of Indehiscent

1. Adjective. (of e.g. fruits) not opening spontaneously at maturity to release seeds.

Attributes: Dehiscence
Antonyms: Dehiscent



Definition of Indehiscent

1. a. Remaining closed at maturity, or not opening along regular lines, as the acorn, or a cocoanut.

Definition of Indehiscent

1. Adjective. (botany) Not dehiscing when mature; not dehiscent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Indehiscent

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Indehiscent

1. Not opening at maturity. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Indehiscent

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indehiscent (current term)
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Literary usage of Indehiscent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Trees: A Handbook of Forest-botany for the Woodlands and the Laboratory by Harry Marshall Ward, Percy Groom (1908)
"(b) Fruit indehiscent and often seed-like. [The fruit characters of seed-like ... 233); this and the indehiscent, one-seeded fruit, with a broad papery wing ..."

2. Plant Life and Plant Uses: An Elementary Textbook, a Foundation for the by John Gaylord Coulter (1913)
"C. Dehiscent and indehiscent Fruits. — Fruits, considered apart from the plants which bear them, may be grouped in various ways. ..."

3. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"574),. elm, etc., are indehiscent fruits. They are sometimes called key fruits. 871. The caryopsis is a dry fruit in which the seed is consolidated with the ..."

4. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"574), elm, etc., are indehiscent fruits. They are sometimes called key fruits. 871. The caryopsis is a dry fruit in which the seed is consolidated with the ..."

5. Structural Botany: Or Organography on the Basis of Morphology. To which is by Asa Gray (1879)
"The Samara, sometimes called in English a Key, is an indehiscent one-seeded fruit provided ... dry and hard, indehiscent and seed-like small fruits, ..."

6. Trees: A Handbook of Forest-botany for the Woodlands and the Laboratory by Harry Marshall Ward, Percy Groom (1908)
"(b) Fruit indehiscent and often seed-like. [The fruit characters of seed-like ... 233); this and the indehiscent, one-seeded fruit, with a broad papery wing ..."

7. Botany for High Schhools by George Francis Atkinson (1912)
"Dry fruits may be grouped under two heads. Those which open at maturity and scatter the seed are dehiscent. Those which do not open are indehiscent. II. ..."

8. The Indiana Weed Book by Willis Stanley Blatchley (1912)
"The caryopsis or grain is a dry indehiscent fruit in which the seed is firmly united with the wall of the ovary, so that both fruit and seed form one body, ..."

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